Over 4000 UPDF veterans recalled for Somalia deployment
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The UPDF has started the process of recalling veterans to help back-up the soldiers deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission.
The army yesterday issued a notice calling reservists to turn up for a fresh training before deployment to Somalia.
The deputy Defence spokesperson, Col Deo Akiiki says that they will be seeking to recruit 4000 veterans for deployment.
According to the notice, those who wish to rejoin must have original national IDs, a discharge certificate from the army, below 55 years of age and must be ready to undergo medical and physical screening to ascertain fitness.